Radar mystery

There is a very large rotating radar “thing” at London’s Heathrow Airport that can be seen for miles around the vicinity of the airport. As far as I can recall it’s been there forever; I remember gazing in awe at this when I was a child; on trips to the airport to pick up or drop off relatives flying to or from North America or India. And I get that same feeling of wonder every time I see it, even now, as I go about using Heathrow as my local airport for occasional flying trips to this place and that.

The Heathrow Airport radar thingy is unlike any other international airport structure
(Taken with a cameraphone from the car drop/collection point at Terminal 1)

I’ve travelled through many international airports all over the world, but there is nothing that looks quite like the Heathrow radar “thingy” anywhere else in the world. I always wonder why? Whatever. There is this really Thunderbirds-esque quality to it: Toy-like. Retro hi-tech. Quirkily British. But reassuringly London.

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